#1
hi i have an el cheapo strat copy wich i am planning to pimp but there is one major problem: the whammy bar has broken of and is stuck inside the hole that it fits into, my question for you guys is; how the hell do i get it out? thank you for your help,
#2
it should just be able to unscrew, just keep turning what's left of the bar till it starts coming out.
#3
I had the same problem. my solution was, you can't. I was just givin a replacement by the shop i bought it from.

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#4
Well, if it's broken off inside the hole (ie, nothing sticking out at all), take a thin metal rod or the rest of the broken arm, put a drop of superglue (or similar) on one the end of it and stick it down in the hole in the trem, joining it to the rest of the tremarm.
Be sure not to touch the edges!
After the glue has hardened, start unscrewing the two pieces carefully so the glue won't rip.
That should work ok if the broken off piece isn't fastened too tight in the hole.
Although I'm not sure of superglues bonding ability with metal, but I guess it's worth a shot.
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#5
take the bridge off maybe?
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Well, if it's broken off inside the hole (ie, nothing sticking out at all), take a thin metal rod or the rest of the broken arm, put a drop of superglue (or similar) on one the end of it and stick it down in the hole in the trem, joining it to the rest of the tremarm.
Be sure not to touch the edges!
After the glue has hardened, start unscrewing the two pieces carefully so the glue won't rip.
That should work ok if the broken off piece isn't fastened too tight in the hole.
Although I'm not sure of superglues bonding ability with metal, but I guess it's worth a shot.


supergule does NOT work with metal. I tried it when the end broke off my bigsby (£70 that ****ing thing was and it broke because of some ****ty screws!)
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#7
Its a crappy cheapo strat, just smash the ****er and buy a better one you retard!
#8
i cant afford to buy a decent one i am spending all of my money of a fender devile amp and 8 pedals wich all cost about £100 each so buying a new gutiar is not going ot be possible
#9
Why the hell do you need 8 pedals when you're still playing a strat copy?

Get your new amp first, then think about the pedals.
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#10
Seriously, a garage full of pedals wont make a ****ty strat copy sound good.
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#11
8 pedals is a tad overkill i think

and at £100 each!
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#12
just cus i have a **** guitar dosnt mean i am **** at guitar, its not the gutiar its the guitar and what i spend my money on is none of your busness and i can buy what i want
#13
Did you guys ever think maybe he likes his guitar??? Lay off.

The superglue idea was good except for the fact that superglue doesn't work on metal, however, epoxy does work on metal and JB weld works even better. You would have to be verry VERY careful not to get any of it in the wrong places tho, because if you do then you will glue the part in rather than make it so you can get it out.

Another option is something called an ez out. It's like a screw that is threaded backwards. You drill a small hole into the middle of the broken wammy bar and then screw the ez out into the hole. Because it's threaded backwards it will turn the bar out while you turn it in. They come with instructions so if you don't get what I'm saying thats ok. Just go to the local hardware store and tell them you need and ez out. If they don't know what you are talking about then tell them you broke the head off a bolt and that you need to get it out. They will get you the tool you need.
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#14
corduroyEW thanks for your help at least some people on here are useful...

how much would it cost to buy an ez out?
#15
EZ outs are relatively cheap. Great idea, I was thinking to tap a chisel on top to create a groove then unscrew it with a screwdriver, but that might damage the bridge.
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I don't remember for sure but I think the are less than $1
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